11/23/2023 09:45 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater
11/25/2023 06:00 pm – Orfeos Erben

Chile/Mexico/Germany 2022 100 min German, Mapudungun and Spanish original version with German and English subtitles

by Christopher Murray

Script: Christopher Murray, Pablo Paredes, DoP: Maria Secco, Editor: Paloma López, Producers: Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Rocío Jadue, Nicolás Celis, Production: Fabula, Cast: Valentina Véliz Caileo, Daniel Antivilo, Sebastian Hülk, Daniel Muñoz, Neddiel Muñoz Millalonco
Together with her father, young Rosa works for a family of German settlers on the island of Chiloé. When an entire herd of sheep meets a mysterious end one night, a conflict erupts, culminating in the violent death of Rosa’s dad. The indigenous girl becomes an orphan – her mind set on revenge, she finds allies in her struggle in Mateo and his secret society “La Recta Provincia”. Following Rosa’s initiation into the practice of black magic, the settlers’ two children vanish, and the group is put on trial. Rosa finds herself faced with a momentous decision. Inspired by real events, director Christopher Murray conjures powerful imagery to create a witch/history film about self-assertion and resistance that is as political as it is dark.

Christopher Murray works as a director and scriptwriter. His first film MANUEL DE RIBERA premiered at Rotterdam International Film Festival. Additionally, he co-directed the documentaries PROPAGANDA and GOD, which both premiered and received awards at Visions du Réel in Nyon/Switzerland. Furthermore, he is the director and scriptwriter of THE BLIND CHRIST, which premiered in the Official Competition at Venice International Film Festival.

Filmography (selection): 2010 MANUEL DE RIBERA, 2014 PROPAGANDA, 2016 THE BLIND CHRIST, 2019 GOD, 2022 SORCERY

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